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My Blog performance – 2010 in review

by Barry

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 193 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 251 posts. There were 51 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 24mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 24th with 242 views. The most popular post that day was M5 J12 redesign.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, kingsway-villagers.co.uk, visit-gloucestershire.co.uk, thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, and trollhunterx.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for barry kirby, should prisoners have the right to vote, the murmurings of barry kirby, barry kirby blog, and zinfandel blush.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


M5 J12 redesign August 2010


Tebay MSA August 2010


Should Prisoners have the right to vote? November 2010


New Motorway Services August 2010


Gloucester MP makes history, for all the wrong reasons June 2010
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Eddie January 2, 2011 - 11:30 am

Nice to see we are sending you visitors Barry. Also good to see the most popular were local issues

bazkirby January 2, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Yes Eddie, I am appreciative and your right about the local issues, though what is interesting is that the most popular isn’t necessarily the most commented,


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